“Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” Ephesians 5:1-2
Instead of the million other things I try to do and to be, this is what I’m going for this week (and hopefully many more weeks). Forget the rest. I want to live as a dearly love child of God who tries her best to love like Jesus and live like her Father wants her to. Simple, incredibly difficult, and humbling words are all wrapped in one little sentence, and the directive is so clear. Help me Lord, to be more like you want me to be, to love people like you do, and to live as your child.
At New Year’s resolution time, I knew I wanted some change in my life. I just didn’t feel healthy – a bit overweight, eating terribly, not excercising, still a bit depressed from some deaths in my family. I didn’t know if I wanted to change. I didn’t want to disappoint myself. I didn’t want to pray to God for something I wasn’t sure how I was feeling about. So, all I said was, “God, I invite you to work in my life.” And, I believe he has! A couple of months later, I see myself as much healthier – I’ve totally changed my habits – and much happier – more back to feeling like myself. Anyways. That’s what this made me think of.
Simple and incredibly difficult. Most worthy endeavors are.